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The Boathouse Restaurant

$$ - $$$
British, Scottish, Seafood
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Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
+44 1967 411232
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend recommended The Boathouse as he'd eaten here several times and we weren't disappointed. We came here for lunch on a pretty dull and rainy day and as a result it wasn't very busy, however, the welcome was warm and the food was well cooked and delicious. The view from the restaurant is beautiful and you can easily spend... More 

Thank gastro_gnome_uk
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow .... I do like mushroom soup, but this was superlative ... fresh and tasty, and excellent value. I'd been warned how good the pear and almond tart was - and I wasn't disappointed. The main course of crash cakes was equally tasty. A fine dinner, and so glad I'll be back in two weeks!

Thank Malcolm G
Frome, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an exceptional lunch here on 22.09.16 We were made to feel very welcome by the Chef and his wife, service was excellent. The food was freshly prepared, the kitchen is observable from the restaurant; and it was explained that the ingredients are sourced locally. What added to the exceptional food was the breathtaking drive to the restaurant and the... More 

Thank Pugsley59
York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at The Boathouse twice when we were staying at The Gate Lodge in Kingairloch and wit was really lovely, a fabulous couple who now have it, a warm friendly welcome and food to match, the views are stunning.Well worth a visit

Thank AngieWak
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We sailed in here last night and were delighted to get a table. The food was great and the service first class. We will definitely return. For sailors there are 6 moorings which are free for diners. The entrance to the loch is easy to navigate and the scenery is spectacular.

1 Thank redlion29
Bolton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

A young couple Chris and Katherine have taken over The Boathouse Restaurant. we ate twice there during our week at Kingaire Loch. wonderful food and excellent service.

Thank carole h
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Had a superb evening meal here, great hosts and fantastic location next to Loch. Also an incredible drive along single track road to find restaurant.

Thank pkrcj
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We found this by chance as we noticed the sign on the way to the Mull ferry, we called in on our way back to book for the following night. It is well off the beaten track but worth the drive. Beautiful decorated restaurant with views second to none across Loch Linnie. We booked as it was my partners 50th... More 

1 Thank Slinky459
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We had lunch there on their small balcony overlooking the Loch. The view could not have been improved upon! Inside it was very nicely decorated and even the loos were a treat to visit. All 3 of us had macaroni cheese which wasn't quite cheesy enough for us, so we were a bit disappointed in that. When we saw the... More 

Thank Helen1749179
Forres, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

The drive to this isolated,unexpected and beautiful restaurant was dramatic- we had spotted the sign on the Lochaline road and decided to branch off in search of a meal. Maybe we didn't read the sign properly but on arrival we found it is only open a few days a week. It has a perfect setting and looks so inviting we... More 

Thank highlandlady909
CatherineBurnett, Owner at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Our opening times are indeed listed on the road signs so it's unfortunate that you missed them. Hopefully you enjoyed the stunning views whilst driving through anyway and we hope you will be able to pay us another visit when we're open to review the restaurant and food. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $22
British, Scottish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Ardgour
  • Phone Number: +44 1967 411232
The Boathouse Restaurant is located on the picturesque Kingairloch Estate, about an hours drive from Fort William. Menus feature produce grown in the estate's walled garden, seafood from local waters and wild venison from the surrounding mountains. It is a perfect place for visiting yachts in the area as there are free moorings. It is advisable to book ahead as the restaurant is an intimate dining experience.

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